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The impact of COVID-19 on the workforce

Natalie Ranki-Goldman

Natalie is a savvy, passionate, energetic, and driven senior executive and leader, with over 18 years’ experience particularly in the intersection between technology, people, culture, leadership, and change. She is driven by a determination to make a difference in the world by activating change and making a positive impact on individuals and society. Natalie has applied her passion and expertise in this across senior leadership roles, leading companies, teams, and projects, across a range of different industries and organisations from enterprise to government and also the entrepreneur space.

Natalie's breadth of experience includes Leadership & General Business Management, Strategy, Transformational Change, Stakeholder Management, Operations, Finance, and Sales. Most recently as the CEO of FlexCareers, she led the company through a period of significant growth, from exponentially growing the revenue, the number of clients from top tier companies and also the database of their community whilst also raising capital from investors and expanding the business into new domestic and international markets. Through this work, she was as a finalist in the Telstra Business Awards and awarded a Westpac business leader of tomorrow.

Natalie is also focused on championing women's economic empowerment, advocating for social justice, and supporting environmental sustainability through her investment work and across her portfolio of board and advisory roles. This includes 100 Women in Finance, Women’s Indigenous Network, #SheStarts Blue Chilli Program, Women as Entrepreneurs, Flexible Working Day, Global Ambassador to UN’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Not in My Workplace.

In addition, Natalie co-hosts a podcast called Out of the Bubble, to find ways for us to be more engaged in the world in which we live through things to read, watch, see and do.

Caroline McAuliffe:

Partner, Interim Management

Caroline has more than 25 years’ commercial experience gained in the UK and Australia working closely with Executive Teams of large corporate International businesses. She has broad experience in human resources, recruitment, cultural transformation and strategic planning in a variety of sectors.

Caroline has specialised in Interim Management placements since 2005 and has been responsible for deploying senior executives into short-term contract and interim management roles to transform organisations, bridge experience gaps, manage change and provide expertise.

Caroline has been a Partner in the Watermark Interim Management Practice since 2011, deploying senior level interim managers in both private and public sectors. Caroline has a particular focus on CEOs, CFOs, COOs CIOs, change & turnaround professionals, and senior Finance, HR, Operations, Legal & IT executives. Caroline has successfully completed interim management search assignments across a diverse range of industries and specialises in Government, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare, Human Services, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Utilities, Industrial, Manufacturing, Property and Construction with public and private sector clientele.

Caroline is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree, Social Sciences (Psychology) through Swinburne University and has a Post Graduate Certificate in Career Education and Development through RMIT University. She is a Member of the Australian Psychological Society, a Professional Member of the Career Development Association of Australia. Caroline also recently completed an Advanced Professional Development Certificate in Executive Coaching from the Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology, Sydney.

Lisa McAuliffe:

Partner, Interim Management

Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in HR related services specialising in recruitment, career transition and career coaching in both Europe and Australia. During her career, Lisa has been successful in the management and growth of three start-up recruitment companies. Managing teams and clients nationally.

A natural relationship builder she has extensive experience partnering with business leaders across multiple industries including Banking and Finance, Professional Services, Legal, Media and Telecommunications providing suitable career transition and coaching solutions throughout major business transformations. In her capacity as a coach, Lisa has assisted Senior Executives from a variety of different industry sectors and roles, transition successfully into a portfolio career.  

Suzanne Mulvhill:

Head of Interim Talent - Interim Management

Suzanne has gained over twenty years’ experience as an office manager, executive administrator and data analyst. Having spent many years in the entertainment sector for the BBC and 20th Century Fox, Suzanne then took this experience and became an interim professional for 13 years providing extensive administrative support services and project management skills to growing businesses when required.

​Suzanne came to Watermark almost 5 years ago and is responsible for the successful delivery of many projects focussed on the growth of our interim business. Suzanne provides laser-like attention to the maintenance of our candidate management system and pulls the insights we need to ensure we remain current and fully briefed across market dynamics. Suzanne is also responsible for the seamless execution of many of our client and candidate events and is passionate about the growth in the interim market within Australia, especially for women.